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The University of Texas at San Antonio

One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249

900Largest Group
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  • UTSA Main CampusUTSA Main Campus

  • Institute of Texan CulturesInstitute of Texan Cultures

  • University CenterUniversity Center

  • University CenterUniversity Center

  • The SombrillaThe Sombrilla

  • Travis RoomTravis Room

  • Chaparral VillageChaparral Village

  • Chaparral Village PoolChaparral Village Pool

  • Convocation CenterConvocation Center

  • UC Ballroom with lit Skypar Screens and ColumnsUC Ballroom with lit Skypar Screens and Columns

  • The Arts Recital HallThe Arts Recital Hall





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  • Overview
  • Event Spaces
  • Accommodations
  • Catering
  • Dining
  • Services
  • Technology
  • Area Attractions
  • Testimonials
The University of Texas at San Antonio serves the San Antonio metropolitan area and the broader region of South Texas through programs and services offered from its three campuses: Main Campus, Downtown San Antonio Campus and Hemisfair Park Campus. The University Center on the Main Campus and the Institute of Texan Cultures in historic Hemisfair Park feature unique, elegant and flexible meeting spaces suited to host a wide range of events including board meetings banquets, conferences, corporate retreats, formal dances and weddings.

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
San Marcos - 50 miles; Austin - 80 miles; Corpus Christi - 170 miles; Dallas - 280 miles
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
San Antonio International / 20
Availability:
The University of Texas at San Antonio first schedules student and university events. Availability for conferences, training meetings or special events is best when classes are not in session. Contact us regarding your preferred dates.
Room Type(s):
Apartment Style
Bath Type(s):
Semi-private
Largest Group:
900
Technology:
The Univeristy of Texas at San Antonio campus is fully equipped with LCD projection, sound, polycom conference phones and video conferencing capability. It also offers a host of other resources to make your event successful.
Food & Beverage:
UTSA Dining Services, operated by ARAMARK, offers convenient full-service catering. Numerous quick-service options for small-group dining are also available and include BURGER KING®, CHILI’S TOO®, PANDA EXPRESS®, STARBUCKS®, SUBWAY®, and TACO CABANA®. Special catering requests for cultural or other dietary considerations can also be accommodated.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Special Rates and Packages:
Special event packages that include audio visual, tables, chairs, linens and customized lighting are available for large event spaces.
Phone:
210-458-4155
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception




Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Board Rooms Fixed conferenc-style seating suitable for formal board meetings or table-based discussions for groups raning from 6 to 47. Room sizes range. Rooms: Traivs,Oak, Acacia, Wild Persimmon, Buckeye, Paloverde, Redbud, Magnolia, Willow, Montgomery, Cameron, Nueces, and the ITC Texas Room.

144 to 619
Multi-Function Spaces Larger meeting rooms with flexible layout options that are perfect for training meetings, interactive brianstorming, or educational sessions. Room sizes range. Rooms: Harris,Pecan, Mesquite,Hidalgo, Bexar, ITC Connally Conference Room, Auditorium, and Dolph Briscoe Heritage Room.

655 to 1500
Meeting Rooms Smaller spaces, many avaiable with customized layouts for breakout meetings, group discussions or small lectures. Room sizes range. Rooms: Anaqua, Ash, Hawthorne, Chicano Cultural

313 to 443
The Willow Offers tiered seating for case discussions or classroom-style presentations

1,055
Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC) Exhibit Floor The Exhibit Floor is a unique setting for your next event — formal, casual or anywhere in between. It offers an intriguing atmosphere including exhibits featuring more than 20 Texas ethnic groups and one or more traveling exhibits on a wide variety of subjects. Capacity: 1,000 standing

50,000 sq. ft.
Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC) Outdoor Spaces The outdoor Back 40 is a one-of-a-kind site! This one-acre area is ideal for your next fiesta, Texas hoe-down, or company picnic. It showcases a log house, adobe house, barn, fort headquarters, one-room schoolhouse, windmill, and grape arbor stage — a Texas country setting right downtown. Additional outdoor spaces include Verandas and Patios which offer a perfect outdoor setting for groups larger than 1,000+.

25,000+ sq. ft.
Ballroom This spacious ballroom can be divided into two smaller meeting spaces. Each feature LCD projection. Spandex linens and Skypar screens and columns add drama and versatility to any event.

9,360
Retama Auditorium Fixed-seat theater for larger lectures or movie screenings

5,346
Denman The Denman Ballroom is perfectly suited for groups of 200 to 350 for banquets, dances, lectures or workshops.

4,154
The Sombrilla Large covered patio with beautiful water feature at the heart of UTSA's campus.

Convocation Center UTSA's basketball arena. This facility is also home to UTSA commencement ceremonies and is suitable for athletic competitions, entertainers or lectures

Department of Music Recital Hall Large peformance hall with pipe organ, acoustic panels and theatrical lighting. Used for music and stage performances, lectures and ceremonies.

Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Staybridge Suites UTSA Nearby Hotels yes
Four Points Sheraton Nearby Hotels yes
The Westin La Cantera Nearby Hotels yes
Drury Inn & Suites Near La Cantera Nearby Hotels yes
Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio Northwest at the Rim Nearby Hotels yes
Residence Inn by Marriott San Antonio Northwest at the Rim Nearby Hotels yes
UTSA Laurel Villiage 680 Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes
UTSA Chaparral Village 1002 Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes
San Saba Hall 600 600 Residence Halls Shared yes

Catering

  • UTSA Dining Services
    UTSA Dining Services, operated by ARAMARK, is available to provide full-service catering for any special event need from snack breaks to buffets to banquets. Visit https://utsacatering.catertrax.com/ for available menus and pricing.
  • UTSA Approved Caterers
    A wide range of specialty caterers are also available to cater on the UTSA campus. View the list of caterers at http://utsa.edu/auxiliary/catering.html.

Dining

  • University Center Food Court
    Seating Capacity: 230
    Quick-service dining featuring BURGER KING®, CHILI’S TOO®, PANDA EXPRESS®, STARBUCKS®, SUBWAY®, and TACO CABANA®.
  • Roadrunner Cafe
    Real Food on Campus is not just a dream, but a reality. Come by our all-you-care-to-eat residential restaurant at Roadrunner Cafe and enjoy a variety of foods, including a deli, brick oven pizza, and stir-fry.
  • John Peace Library Building Food Court
    A quick-service food court featuring CHICK-FIL-A, Bene Pasta and Pizza, SUCHIC: The Sushi Company, FRESHENS Smoothie Company, Montague's Deli and C3 Convenicence store.
  • Chili's Too
    Seating Capacity: 230
    Chili’s Too serves all of your favorites like the Big Mouth Burgers, hand-battered Chicken Crispers, and fresh tostada chips with house-made salsa. You can dine in, or simply call in your order and pick it up. In the University Center.
    >>> menu (PDF)

Services

ServiceDescription
Audio Visual Support Audio Visual equipment and support are available. Prices and availability vary by campus. (See Technology for more details).

Events Management & Conference Services Events Management & Conference Services provides event coordination, scheduling and support for UTSA’s Main Campus. Whether you need a table reservation, meeting space or to plan a conference or major event, our staff can assist you every step of the way.

The UPS Store Whether you need to send a package, print documents, fax documents, buy stamps, ship something big or move back home the UPS Store in the University Center has you covered. Submit your conference brochures, handouts and presentations online at www.theupsstorelocal.com/6150 and pick them up when you arrive for your event. Ship materials directly to the store to be held prior to your event.

Campus Recreation The University of Texas at San Antonio Recreation and Wellness Center is nearly 300,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor recreation space. It offers daily and weekly rates for conference or event participants and houses a wide variety of programs and facilities including massage studios, an aquatics center, fitness center, and group exercise studios. Located directly adjacent to the Recreation Center are various outdoor fields and other facilities to further serve patron needs. The Recreation Center also boasts Texas’ largest collegiate rock climbing wall.

Frost Bank Full-service banking and an ATM in the University Center.

UTSA Police Department UTSA PD is responsible for the safety of all students, faculty, staff and guests on the UTSA Campus.

UTSA Parking & Transportation An events manager will serve as the client liaison with this office to ensure the event's needs are supported. Parking & Transportation can provide for client-billed or self-parking or arrange for transportation and shuttle service.

Technology

TypeDescription
Computers Laptop Computer Wireless Power Point Controller

Projectors Built-in LCD projectors in all meeting rooms.

Screens Installed screens available in most rooms. Tripod screen also available.

Microphone Selection of wireless handheld, lavaliere and headset microphones available.

Lighting System Follow spot, led lighting for SKYPAR spandex screens, intelligent moveable lighting with customizeable colors.

Miscellaneous Many other special event elements are available for rent including pipe and drape, beverage troughs, coatracks, and more. Ask one of our experienced events managers resources available to enhance your event.

Portable Staging Indoor and outdoor staging sections available. Staging sections are 4'x8' and are available at heights of 18" or 36".

Sound Systems Sound systems ranging in size from small public address system to large systems suitable for live musical performances are available.

Area Attractions

AttractionDescription
Sea World San Antonio Where worlds connect. Shamu, shows, rides and more.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas Theme park with more than 50 rides and attractions. Minutes from UTSA.

San Antonio Riverwalk The San Antonio River Walk is a public park open 365 days a year, lined with individual businesses composed of restaurants, hotel, attractions and more.

San Antonio Zoo Opened 365 days per year, rain or shine.

The Witte Museum Museum featuring scientific and historical exhibits for the whole family.

Alamo The Alamo represents nearly 300 years of history. Three buildings - the Shrine, Long Barrack Museum and Gift Museum - house exhibits on the Texas Revolution and Texas History.

The Texas Wine Trail Enjoy tasting wine as you make your destination through the wine country deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country!

The Shops at La Cantera The best outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment in San Antonio.

The Rim A 3-million-square-foot retail center, located on the leading edge of San Antonios explosive northwest

Prime Outlets Prime Outlets shopping center is one of the top most visited tourist attractions in Texas, with 140 luxury and brand-name outlet stores all offering savings of up to 65%.

Tanger Outlet Center Tanger Outlets offers 100 Name Brand store guarantering that your are paying the best price possible

Tower of Americas Dine at the Tower or the Americans revolving restaurant and enjoy the scenery from 750 ft in the air with the most breathtaking view of the Alamo City.

Japanese Tea Garden Adjacent to the Sunken Garden Theater in Brackenridge Park, features beautiful floral displays, a waterfall and a safe habitat for new Koi and aquatic plants.

San Antonio Botanical Gardens Botanical Garden strives to connect people to the plant world through experience, education, and research.

Rio Taxi Service Best way to explore the San Antonio River Walk from a riverboat ride down the middle spotting all the San Antonio HotSpots

The Menger Bar A replica of the House of Lords Pub in London, the Menger Bar is where Teddy Roosevelt recruited many of his Rough Riders, volunteers for the American volunteer Cavalry in the Spanish-American war.

Ripleys Belive it or Not The Guinness World Records Museum is a state of the art, interactive experience that brings the world famous book to life. Explore 16 themed galleries spread over 10,000 sq. feet featuring exhibits, artifacts, videos, and games all showcasing exciting world records.

Testimonials

  • We hold our cadet class graduation ceremonies at the UTSA 1604 campus at least four times a year. The University Center Events personnel are very courteous, accommodating, and helpful in assisting us with room availability and information technology (IT) support. I look forward to dealing with them on our future endeavors.
    Michael R. Valiente, Alamo Area Regional Law Enforcement Academy

  • Hammer Strength weight equipment could not have picked a better venue for our 2nd annual Strength and Conditioning Clinic than that of UTSA. From their state of the art facility, to their cutting edge technology in audio visual, no venue could have provided what UTSA did. In addition, their professional staff was with every step of the way insuring that our clinic ran smoothly with no issues. Our clients could not have been more impressed with our clinic. Thanks UTSA!
    Gus Rodriguez, Hammer Strength Weight Equipment

  • I recommend UTSA Event Services to any organization planning a meeting in the San Antonio area. The UTSA staff is easy to work with and arranges for event planning assistance, setup of chairs/tables, A/V equipment, custom maps/directions and convenient parking. UTSA provides a comfortable, professional and secure environment for your event at a very reasonable cost.
    Brian Campion, San Antonio Council for the Cooperation of Engineering and Scientific Societies

  • I just wanted to let you know how great it was to be able to have the Holmes High School Senior Prom at the UTSA University Center ballroom. However perfect the layout of the ballroom was, it absolutely cannot compare with the helpful attitudes of every, and I do mean every, staff member that worked with us. When we asked [for assistance] we received courteous, instantaneous service. There are really no words to adequately describe how terrific everyone was to us. All of the students had a great time and all of my administrators want to continue to have our prom there. Hopefully, we have started a new Holmes tradition.
    Dawn Valdez, Oliver Wendell Holmes High School

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